Definition of obelisk

Common misspellings:
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Examples of usage:
  1. As one stops to decipher the inscriptions upon this boulder the sense of distance is entirely lost and the traveller finds himself trying to compare it with that other obelisk in Central Park New York - In the Early Days along the Overland Trail in Nebraska Territory, in 1852 by Gilbert L. Cole

  2. The lovely walks the sparkling waters and the statues and monuments the obelisk the merry strollers and picturesque tableaux seen at every turn are positively enchanting - Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera by Charles M. Taylor, Jr.

  3. In 1512 the Italian war that followed the League of Cambray brought a French army under Gaston le Foix into Romagna and the bloodiest battle ever fought on Italian soil took place not far from the city Gaston losing his life towards the close of the engagement at a spot marked by an obelisk - Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins